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Context of Proposals for printing by subscription, : Lectures on Natural Philosophy, considered In it's present State of Improvement. By George Adams, Author of Essays on the Microscope, Electricity, &c. Mathematical Instrument Maker to His Majesty, and Optician to His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales. This Work is designed to describe, in a familiar and easy Manner, the principal Phaenomena of Nature; to explain their Causes, and trace their Relation to, and Dependance on those Causes. It is intended to be subservient also to other Purposes,-to be a Source of useful and active Entertainment to young People, while it opens their Minds to enlarged Views of Nature and the Universe:-to point out the true Mode of Reasoning in Philosophy, thus enabling the Reader to distinguish what is found and solid therein, from what is hollow and vain; leading him from a Consideration of the Works of God, to acknowledge and reverence his Power, Wisdom, and Goodness. The Lectures will be written as far as possible in the Manner of Lord Bacon, and will aim (to use his Expression) at assisting the Powers of Man, and extend his Empire over the Works of Creation, by placing the Sciences in such a Light as may excite the Judgment, and promote Invention. Conditions. I. This Work shall be neatly printed in Four Octavo Volumes, illustrated with a Variety of Cuts. II. The Price to Subscribers will be Twenty-Four Shillings. III. No Money is required till the Delivery of the Work, which shall be forwarded with all convenient Expedition. IV. A List of Subscribers' Names will be printed, and delivered with the Work. Subscriptions received by the Author, G. Adams. No. 60, Fleet-Street; J. Johnson, St. Paul's Church-Yard; G. G. J. and J. Robinson, Paternoster-Row; and J. Philips, George-Yard, Lombard-Street. N.B. The Price will be necessarily raised to Non-Subscribers

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